COCKMATES: MERONG ARTICLE NAMAN SI PARENG SUPER SA THRED NI LOR:
Originally Posted by lordwally
commercial feeds are very expensive.is the protein cp% needed of condition stags the same required in cocks?thank you sir supermax
All of us I think, condition by feel. That includes me too. If we think the muscles are a bit tight, we give a bit more fiber and grains, if lacking in punch, a bit more protein. I also think, there had been no serious scientific research conducted by any company so that they can come up with a real conditioning pellets that is an all-in-one. I think all the basis had been protein, amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, enhancing supplements like ginseng, co-factors like creatine, chromium picolinate, etc.
The obvious problem is that birds don't talk so we just feed them by gut feel. Unlike athletes who can be asked how they feel given a diet designed to enhance their performance. Besides, most of us learned by reflex where we simply applied a system we heard from somebody else or had been taught in books, TV shows, etc. I also remember watching a popular sabong TV show featuring a champion cocker who had all those delicious feed and food scattered all over the table probably making a poor child green with envy because he, a human being might never had the chance to eat such. Yet the bottom line is that we don't know the exact protein content of that conditioning ration mixed by the said cocker.
My system is very much simplified. Knowing the protein content of my basic feed ingredients like hog pre-starter pellets, starter pellets, rice, corn and oats, I make a simplified spreadsheet where I simply input the amounts and come out with a more or less ballpark figure of 14 to 16 percent CP but then I also factor in the amino acids content, striving to provide the amino acids needed during extreme exertions like methionine, glycine , tryptophan, arginine, carnitine and others.
In the process of carbo loading as we call it, where we strive to increase carbohydrates intake in anticipation for rapid and excessive energy release during the fight, we often lower the protein intake and in this, we invariably lower the quality of amino acids required. Therefore there is a need to ameliorate or add. Besides, there is also that phenomenon of gluconeogenesis where certain amino acids are converted into glucose in the event of extreme need.
My opinon therefore is that we should look at the diet of our birds from a more comprehensive view where we feed them with the best because they are being prepared for a battle that may cost them their lives. If we give them a regimen that will provide speed, power and stamina while at the same time give him his head so that he doesn't lose focus, then we have provided him with the best weapons. The rest is up to him and luck. Protein levels and other factors should be studied very intensely and this takes total dedication for the handler and more importantly, the owner.